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Bengals Bites (1/26) - Gordon Done In Cleveland?

Josh Gordon is proving that he may be more trouble than he is worth. Vontaze Burfict has micro-fracture surgery.

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Reports: Josh Gordon Suspended Again For Testing Positive For Alcohol
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Browns receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and is now facing a year-long ban from the NFL. It's his third reported flunked test, and ProFootballTalk says Gordon tested positive for alcohol.

If Cleveland Browns want 'accountability' talk to be taken seriously they must cut Josh Gordon: Tom Reed | cleveland.com
The Browns have told Johnny Manziel all the talk about changing his ways is meaningless unless he follows through with actions. It's time to hold the organization to the same standard in regards to Josh Gordon.

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict had microfracture surgery - NFL.com
Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict will spend his offseason recovering from one of the NFL's most dreaded procedures: Microfracture surgery. But according to the surgeon who performed the operation to correct cartilage damage on the side of his knee, it's very much in the realm of possibility for Burfict to be full-strength for training camp.

Ickey returns in GEICO commercials without a shuffle
Ickey Woods is back in the national (advertising) spotlight again... And now he's not even shuffling. Woods returned in a pair of new spots during Sunday night's Pro Bowl just in time for the big game.

Once a weakness, deep and talented offensive line now Ravens' strength - Baltimore Sun
After a season in which Joe Flacco was sacked barely more than once per game, a journeyman running back ran for more than 1,200 yards, and the line blocked for the league's sixth-best rushing attack, the unit that took the worst of the criticism for 2013's 8-8 campaign emerged as a strength this past season, and potentially will be for years to come.

Richard Sherman thinks Goodell-Kraft relationship will protect Patriots | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks had done a good job last week of dancing around #DeflateGate, with perhaps the strongest comment from cornerback Richard Sherman when he compared the potential handling of underinflated footballs to the league's reported threat to prevent Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch from playing...

Cincinnati Bengals' Top Free-Agency Targets at Defensive Tackle | Bleacher Report
After a fourth consecutive postseason loss, coach Marvin Lewis told Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com that his staff has been instructed to make a free-agency push

Chris Berman Has Had It With This Pro Bowl Bullshit
Safe to say Chris Berman was not a fan of the Pro Bowl halftime show performed by Nico & Vinz. Here's his pissed-off reaction after ESPN's lackluster broadcast.

Even QVC Is Making Jokes About The Patriots' Footballs
Shut it down. All that can be said about Ballghazi has been said.